posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:00 AM
This teaser and placeholder is just the opening. I will post the entire story before the deadline.
The Diary of Crystal Lightworth
Dairy #11 - Page 3
December 20, 2012
My body aches from all the scrubbing and packing. Why did we leave it to the last minute? Heck, Tommy Sorrow's family left last week and everybody
thought the Sorrow family was procrastinators. I hereby nominate the Lightworth family as Procrastinator of the Year.
I still don't know where we are going. All the Masons and Scientologists went to Denver, the Mormons to Salt Lake City, the UFOlogists to New
Mexico, the New-Agers to Lake Tahoe, the native American Indians to Four Corners, the Voodooists to New Orleans, the Anarchists, Revolutionaries,
Satanists, Luciferians and Wiccans to North Carolina, and so on; but, we are none of those. Everybody had a place to go except us. Mum and Dad say
not to worry my pretty little head about it. How can I not worry?
I lost all my friends and am so alone. I won't even have a party for my twelth birthday tomorrow! Life isn't fair sometimes.
December 21, 2012
Well Dear Diary, Dear Ole Friend, the sun is rising and it's time to pack you as well. I hope you are comfortable. You're the only friend I have
left, don't you forget it! For now, we are headed to the ole cave I was never allowed to explore. I hope there's light enough to visit you this
evening. Sleep well.
Diary #11 - Page 4
December 21, 2012
Wow! Just WOW! I can't even begin to write all that has happened today! I'm so happy, so excited, so confused. Where do I begin?
Our short trip to the Ole Cave was rather uneventful; but, when we got inside the cave it was like a whole new world just opened up! Dad opened a
portal in the rocks which anyone would swear were just plain ole rocks. We went through, he closed the portal behind us and then we were surrounded
by light - LOTS of light! Crystals were everywhere and the cave tunnel lead us to other tunnels which were all divided by these concealed portals
that Dad knew how to open. Finally, we emerged in a great open area and were surrounded by Light People - people of our own kind!
At precisely 11:11:11 Galactic Time; they threw a surprise birthday party for me! I was SO surprised! I got presents and made a lot of friends my
age too! Don't worry Dear Ole Friend, you'll always be my Best Friend Forever. We ate scrimple-slickins, a very sweet bread made from the algae
that grows on the cave walls. They were yummier than cake and ice cream! I'm just so excited, there's so many new things to tell you about; but, I
must go to bed in our new quarters now. I'll tell you all about it when I see you tomorrow Ole Friend.
Diary #11 - Page 5
Mum didn't waste any time. Before I changed out of my night clothes this morning, she set straight to schooling me. Tomorrow though, I will be in a
class, a REAL class with other kids my age! I've never had that opportunity before and am very excited yet apprehensive. I don't know if the other
kids will like me or not. I suppose it doesn't matter. I still have you my Dear Ole Friend.
After my lessons, my new friend Sapphire took me down to the well on her errands. Mum gave me the same errand so I could learn from Sapphire she
said. I bet Mum was just too lazy to fetch the water herself.
Sapphire's sister Opal gave me a Chickler - a really soft, fuzzy, blue plush toy of sorts. It doesn't look like any plushie I've ever seen though.
It's really round and has these 'things' sticking out all over. It doesn't seem to have any eyes, ears, nose or mouth though. Her mother makes
them. Sapphire says all the girls sleep with these Chicklers on their pillow. Kind of creeps me out in a way; but, I'll try it tonight.
Oh yes, back to yesterday. Mum and Dad gave me an odd birthday present. It's a 'gazing bowl'. It's silver and shiney all over and they tell me
they'll teach me how to use it. How to use it? It's obviously too large and too shallow for a meal. I guess I'll find out soon enough. I bet
there's a chore involved, there always is.
I got a mirror, comb and hairbrush from Topaz, another girl my age. It's okay I guess, nothing special.
I got a jewelry box from the Elder Leader - Lady Dazzle. Seems we don't call grownups Mr. or Mrs. here - we call them Lord and Lady, though,
there's no hereditary rule. In fact, the rule of law here is called a moligarchy - a simplified contraction of matriarchy and oligarchy which is -
rule by a handful of women. Males have no power because they abuse it and are too aggressive. The males say the females are too weak and that
diplomacy never won a war. I hope I never have to find out the real answer.
The quarters they assigned to us are rather plain. Oh, there's plenty of light and all, and we even have our own composting toilet. Some families
don't have their own and they have to share a communal one. My bed is a huge, soft, velvety-crimson pillow set in a rock basin. It's not as comfey
as my old bed on legs. I miss my flowered curtains from our old home above. I wonder if it's still there. I feel like I'm a universe away from
We have to take our laundry to a communal washing area where we bathe and wash our clothes at the same time. Water is a precious commodity here. We
eat in a communal hall too. The teenagers and adults take turns cooking and serving. The kids (which still includes me) do the cleaning. We eat
once a day which is fine by me.
The rule here is "Nobody Leaves". Mum and Dad say The Council of Light will send out patrols and will let us know if or when we can go home. It
seems rather odd to me though; these patrols have never been out of The Center of Light. In fact, all of these people have never seen a blade of
grass, a cow munching on hay, or even a cat. Mum says the Light People are not a 'Lost Civilization' though because they aren't the ones who are
'lost'. Whatever that means. Grownups! Hummmph! Don't you ever growup Lord Diary! See you tomorrow, love, your Sparkling Crystal.
[edit on 8-8-2009 by Trexter Ziam]